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Neil Gaiman Signing and Selling His Own T-Shirts For The CBLDF


Have you ever wanted to wear the same t-shirts sported by the author who penned American Gods, The Sandman, Coraline? The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit U.S. group devoted to protecting free speech in comics, has made this a very attainable goal...

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U.S. Citizen Charged in Canada for Manga on Laptop, Faces Minimum 1 Year in Prison


After the recent seizure of comics at the Canadian border from creators on their way to the Toronto Comics Art Festival -- and an official advisory from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund on the aggressive searches of comics fans at Canadian customs -- ComicsAlliance posted a series of tips on how to protect yourself when crossing the border into Canada with either printed comics or digital versions of comics on laptops and other devices...

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Parting Shot: The CBLDF Auctions 8-Foot Drawing by Molly Crabapple


Molly Crabapple auctions off the eight-foot wall of art she created live at the Stumptown Comics Festival on behalf of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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Why Comics Get Confiscated at the Canadian Border (And How to Protect Yours)


As reported last week, comics owned by cartoonist Tom Neely and Sparkplug publisher Dylan Williams were confiscated by authorities at the Canadian border as potentially obscene material while they traveled together to the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF)...

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Indie Comics Seized by Customs Agents at U.S.-Canada Border


Agents of the Canadian Border Services confiscated last weekend a number of independently produced comic books en route to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Copies of the graphic novella Young Lions by Blaise Larmee and an anthology called Black Eye 1: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension were seized from artist Tom Neely and small press publisher Dylan Williams at the border in Buffalo, New York, and if Canada's Prohibited Importations Unit deems the material obscene, the comics will be destroyed...

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Link Ink: A Director for the ‘Robocop’ Reboot?, Adam Warrock’s Awesome ‘Oni Press Mixtape’ and Dylan Dog’s Release Date


YourMoveCreeps: The upcoming Robocop reboot miiiiight have a director in Jose Padilha.

Digital: Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee's illustrated poem 100 Words is now available for the first time digitally via comiXology's DC app for $0...

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Link Ink: The CBLDF Recruits, Guy Davis Does Shoes and The Power Rangers Samuraize


Industry: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has announced its new 2011 Membership Premium Program, which includes tiered premiums for joining.

Interviews: Gareb Shamus talks to ICv2 about the end of the Wizard and ToyFare magazines and the company's plans for the future...

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The CBLDF Auctions Periscope Studios’ Take on Margaret Atwood’s Twitter Superheroes


Year of the Flood author Margaret Atwood surprised us all a few months back when she illustrated charming superheroic versions of two of her Twitter following fans, @kidney_boy and friend @DrSnit. Atwood's friendly gesture drew the attention of Steve Lieber, Ron Randall, Cat Farris, Ben Dewey, and Natalie Nourigat of Periscope Studios, who joined the fray with their own unique takes on the Twitter-born characters...

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Link Ink: Jon Favreau Off ‘Iron Man 3,’ Man Tips and Little Nemo in Christmasland


Movies: Having directed the hugely successful Iron Man and Iron Man 2, it looks like for whatever reason Jon Favreau won't be coming back for a third helping of Tony Stark action. Barring the possibility that this is just some temporary Hollywood drama, I'll be bummed if Favreau is done with the Marvel U...

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Link Ink: CBLDF Auctions, Polybaggage and Policing Bad Guy Earth


Fundraising: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is currently raising funds by auctioning signed prints and original art by artists including Paul Pope, Dave Sim, Yoshitaka Amano, Matt Wagner, Eric Canete, Tony Harris, Mike Allred, Eric Powell, Cliff Chiang, Jim Silke, Jock, Lee Bermejo, Arthur Adams and more on eBay through the month of December...

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